Aplocheilus panchaz   (Hamilton-Buchanan)  (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Cypriniformes
Family:Aplocheilidae

Image copyrights: Appleby, C

Description
Size (male): 9.0 cm TL

Dioecious, external fertilization, non guarders of eggs, open water/substratum egg scatterers. A perennial breeder, both in fresh and brackish waters, particularly from November to March.


Synonym (s)
Aplocheilus andamanicus (Köhler) 1906
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus argenteus (non Day) 1868
(Misapplied name)
Aplocheilus buchanani (Valenciennes) 1846
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus carnaticus (non Jerdon) 1849
(Misapplied name)
Aplocheilus chrysostigmus McClelland 1839
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus dorsomarginatus Klausewitz 1957
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus javanica (Kuhl & van Hasselt) 1859
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus kuhlii (Valenciennes) 1846
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus lutescens Köhler 1906
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus marginatus Köhler 1907
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus mattei Köhler 1906
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus melanotopterus (Bleeker) 1850
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus panchax (Hamilton) 1822
(Senior synonym)
Aplocheilus panchax lutescens Köhler 1906
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus panchax marginatus Köhler 1907
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus panchax mattei Köhler 1906
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus panchax panchax (Hamilton) 1822
(Senior synonym)
Aplocheilus panchax rubropunctatus Meinken 1964
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus panchax siamensis Scheel 1968
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus panchax siamensis Scheel 1968
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus panchax siamensis Scheel 1968
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus rubrostigma Jerdon 1949
(Junior synonym)
Esox panchax Hamilton 1822
(Senior synonym)
Haplochilus panchax (Hamilton) 1822
(Senior synonym)
Homalopsis javanica Kuhl & Van Hasselt 1859
(Junior synonym)
Odontopsis armata van Hasselt 1823
(Junior synonym)
Oryzias carnaticus (non Jerdon) 1849
(Misapplied name)
Panchax buchanani Valenciennes 1846
(Junior synonym)
Panchax kuhlii Valenciennes 1846
(Junior synonym)
Panchax melanotopterus Bleeker 1850
(Junior synonym)
Panchax panchax (Hamilton) 1822
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Kudian (Kannada)
• Kudabaddu (Kannada)
• Jhingra (Hindi)
• Estuarine ricefish (English)
• Panchax minnow (English)
• Dindiya (Gujarati)
• Dendula (Hindi)
• Chotodah (Andamanese)
• Charbeki (Assamese)
• Kanpona (Assamese)
• Khanpona (Assamese)
• Charbeki (Bengali)
• Dhenochune (Bengali)
• Panchoke (Bengali)
• Pangchax (Bengali)
• Trichoke (Bengali)
• Blue panchax (English)
• Lal (Hindi)
• Saslu (Kannada)
• lnchamas (Mahl)
• Poonjan (Malayalam)
• Manathakannan (Malayalam)
• Poochhutti (Malayalam)
• Pikoo (Marathi)
• Tikuli (Nepali)
• Borruguddi (Oriya)
• Gunjar (Oriya)
• Kanakuri (Oriya)
• Jhingra (Punjabi)
• Lal (Punjabi)
• Chukku-chepa (Telugu)
• Munda Kanni (Tamil)
• Ilisha (Telugu)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, aquarium, utilized for mosquito control)

Ecology
Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Feeds mainly on insects
Predator:  Channa punctata (Family: Channidae)

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rama Rao, KV (1995) Pisces Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 483-506 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

Page last updated on:2009-06-09

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